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Asparagus: perfect for the spring diets

Do you know the different properties of the asparagus?

Spring is the season of renewal and also your body has the need to purify itself from the toxins amassed during the wintry months. Fortunately in this season the nature offers a lot of products that aid you to clean the organism, in order to recover the health and the physical form, without giving up eating dishes rich in flavour and taste.

One of these products is the asparagus that is depurative, fresh and very versatile in the cuisine, in addition it is a potent cleaner for the intestine, the liver, the kidneys, the lungs and the skin.

The asparagus is composed mainly by water (90%), it is hypo-caloric (24 kcal / 100 gr) and facilitates the sense of fullness, so it is advised for slimming diets. This vegetable has diuretic properties, it contains rutin, that aids to reinforce the wall of blood vessels, and it is very rich in fibres, that are useful to regularise the intestinal transit.

The tips of the asparagus are rich in antioxidants, they have a good content in vitamins, in particular folic acid, vitamin A and vitamins of group B. In addition, they are very rich in mineral salts and for this reason they aid to contrast the stress, the anxiety, the insomnia and the mood swing, to recover the calm and the concentration.

It’s important to consume the asparagus harvested in season; if you want to get all the benefits of their different properties, avoid to serve them with butter or hyper caloric sauces or fried in saucepan.

Published 23 March 2016